My Mark On Earth
Face: Front (above ground)
The Nature Conservancy - www.nature.org The Mission: The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The Approach: The Conservancy has developed a strategic, science-based planning process, called Conservation by Design, which helps identify the highest-priority placesólandscapes and seascapes that, if conserved, promise to ensure biodiversity over the long term. In other words, Conservation by Design will achieve meaningful, lasting conservation results. Worldwide, there are thousands of these precious places. By protecting and managing these Last Great Places over the long term, we can secure the future of the natural world. The Nature Conservancy's Conservation Initiatives: The Nature Conservancy has seven priority conservation initiatives to address the principal threats to conservation, focusing on fire, climate change, freshwater, marine, invasive species, protected areas and forests.